Colleen 3 cassette bundle with art print

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Colleen 3 cassette bundle with art print

39.00

**This is a pre-order; shipping will occur during the first week of October. All remaining copies will be released for sale online and in our brick-and-mortar shop on Oct 14**

All three of the Colleen cassettes we're releasing for Cassette Store Day 2017, bundled together with an exclusive art print by Iker Spozio, the original album designer. Limited to 30.

Each album is on chrome cassette and is housed in Stumptown Printers 100% recycled packaging. Screen printed in Portland by The Make House.

The art print measures 12x12 and is on 120# 100% recycled off-white paper made by the French Paper Company in Michigan using 100% hydropower. Stamped and numbered 1-30 on the back, lovingly screen printed by The Make House and suitable for framing. It will be packaged in a plastic sleeve and shipped in a record mailer along with the three cassettes. These will be shipped in the order in which they are received (i.e. the fifth person to order will get #5 of the art print and all 3 cassettes).

No matter what French musician Cécile Schott pulls out of her hat, her music as Colleen is utterly original, as many a lost-for-words reviewer has noted over the years. These three albums, released between 2005 and 2007 on UK label Leaf, show her experimenting with different methods of getting to a similar place of wonder. The Golden Morning Breaks, her second album, dispenses with the sample-heavy sound of her debut but ends up residing in a similar place of sparkling-yet-melancholic ambience; Colleen Et Les Boîtes À Musique was created for French radio program Atelier De Creation Radiophonique using nothing but music boxes; and Les Ondes Silencieuses charts a path through a forest of baroque-sounding chamber compositions using her beloved viola de gamba. If there is a common thread, it is Schott's consistent focus on "the evocation of ambience, whether in minute, dusty detail or broad, luminous shades" (Popmatters).

"Cécile Schott’s (aka Colleen) work can best be described as organic. Since abandoning the samples her debut Everyone Alive Wants Answers was built around, Schott has created music with purely natural instrumental sounds (using concertinas, melodicas and the like), eschewing laptops in favour of pedals at her live shows. Her music explores the simple in sound, diligently exploring every crevice within the noise an instrument can make, drawing it out and subtly twisting it, often resulting in music full of haunting reflection and taut atmosphere." -- Drowned In Sound

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